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Disable Caps Lock

If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/20-Nov-06

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Disappearing laptop display -- The backlighting on a reader's iBook occasionally goes dark, prompting several suggestions from the TidBITS community. (10 messages)


Dreamweaver previews not opening in Internet Explorer -- A Web designer runs into trouble with Internet Explorer 5 for Mac, which leads to the question of whether it's worth it to test in an outdated and unsupported browser. (13 messages)


Special Character question -- What's an easy way to access special characters and symbols? From keyboard combinations to the Unicode Hex Input menu, several options are available. (9 messages)


Zune Doom -- If a product is made by Microsoft, does it automatically appeal to a certain segment of potential buyers? Readers discuss the new Zune music player. At length. (56 messages)


Dates in TidBITS -- Adam's article in last week's issue about our new preferred date formatting spurs discussion of the various ways to express year, month, and day in text. (9 messages)


MacTech Creates Archive CD -- Gauging interest in a CD compilation of the TidBITS archive brings up a request to include the late Easy View application. (2 messages)


Zune and Universal Music -- Geoff Duncan's article about Microsoft paying Universal Music a piece of every Zune music player sold prompts one reader to declare that such a deal with Apple would keep him from buying an iPod. (2 messages)


Digital Camera RAW Support Update -- Apple's latest updates to support digital cameras that use the RAW image format hasn't appeared in a reader's Software Update pass. How can one tell if the update has 'taken?' (2 messages)

 

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